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If you have urinary incontinence, you have a tendency to accidentally leak urine. It may happen when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, or if you feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom but can’t get there in time. Urinary incontinence can make you feel embarrassed, but don’t be—there are treatments that can help.

Incontinence News

  • 2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

    By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two surgeries are equally effective and safe for women who have pelvic problems that can cause pain and incontinence, say the authors of a new study. Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the pelvic organs often seen in older women and those who’ve [...]

  • Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) — Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to suffer from chronic constipation and fecal incontinence than kids without the neurobehavioral condition, a new study says. The study of more than 700,000 children found that constipation nearly tripled and fecal incontinence increased six-fold among kids [...]

  • Procedure for Incontinence in Women May Lose Effectiveness With Time

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — The success of a common surgery for pelvic organ prolapse — a painful and distressing condition affecting many women — lessens over time, according to a new study. Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is a procedure used to relieve the problem. It involves stitching a piece of mesh on [...]

  • New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — Men who need treatment for an enlarged prostate may soon have a new nonsurgical option, a small, early study suggests. Called prostatic artery embolization (PAE), the technique uses a catheter threaded into an artery in the leg. The catheter is guided to the artery that supplies [...]

  • FDA Gives Nod to Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder. “Clinical studies have demonstrated Botox’s ability to significantly reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence,” Dr. Hylton Joffe, director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said


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